We are a small Irish business set up by a brother (Gerard) and sister (Steph) from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Prior to founding From over th'Éire, Gerard had been working as an International Baccalaureate teacher in Spain & Mexico, and Steph had been working as a General Manager in a popular NYC bar & restaurant.
After losing our jobs due to the pandemic (thanks COVID), we decided to pivot that negativity into something positive; bringing people closer together whilst furthest apart. The idea for the business came about over a cup of coffee and in one hectic afternoon we had created a name, logo and curated our first 3 care packages.
Our business centers around working with other small businesses so that we can bring an authentic range of unique, and often handmade, products that can't be found anywhere else; while also supporting and growing hand in hand with other young Irish businesspeople.
We know living away from home can be hard on you, but also just as hard for the family and friends at home. Thankfully, we now have FaceTime at the click of a button, group chats, social media updates and Happy Hour Zoom calls. These all provide a little calm in our busy lives, and often keeps the lonesome feeling at bay, for a while. But…
...what about at 8 o’clock at night when you’ve an unbelievable hankering for a bar of Irish chocolate, or the morning after a few too many Jameson & Gingers and all you want is a Curry Chip and a bag of Crisps, or what about when you’re trying to bring a unique Irish Charm to your (ridiculously) overpriced apartment? These are feelings we both know all too well. Our family would send us little packages of Goodies from home, but we often felt bad having them run around for us, oftentimes having to travel a bit to the nearest Post Office.
This is where our idea for “From Over Th’Éire” came from. The excitement of a surprise package, the joy of indulging in the contents and the heartfelt love of knowing you were thought of … without your Ma run around putting it together.
We wanted you to be able to click a button and combine nostalgic treats, a loving thought and our Irish Roots into one box.
We hope that for whoever this Care package is intended for gets that big hug, we know they need!